Spokarnage roller derby tournament

April 26, 2013 6:57 p.m.  •  0 comments

Twenty teams from around the Northwest and Canada met in Spokane for a full weekend of roller derby, a women’s sport enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years. Skating around an oval, teams try to get one of their players, the “jammer” around the track and lapping the field while impeding the opponents’ jammer. It’s rough and tumble, but officials watch for illegal contact and call penalties where players must leave the rink for a prescribed time, similar to hockey.

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Vendors at Spokarnage, a weekend roller derby tournament, sell the essentials for roller derby costuming.

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Referee Eric Simmons, of Spokane, checks the equipment for safety before a bout Friday.

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“Puma Thurman”, behind, the jammer for the Killer Rollbots team, fights her way past members of the SS Rodeo Friday at Spokarnage, a weekend roller derby tournament at the Spokane Convention Center.

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Members of the Dam City Rollers and Apple City Roller Derby battle on the concrete.

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The Killer Rollbots and the SS Rodeo teams fight for position at Spokarnage, a weekend roller derby tournament at the Spokane Convention Center.

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Members of the Dam City Rollers and Apple City Roller Derby battle for position to block their opponents’ jammer.

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“Puma Thurman”, center, the jammer for the Killer Rollbots team, fights her way past members of the SS Rodeo.

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A player hits the concrete during a bout between the Killer Rollbots and the SS Rodeo.

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“Meter Maid”, left, jammer of the Killer Rollbots, team battles “Lady Fawndle”, right, of the SS Rodeo Friday.

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“Puma Thurman”, center, the jammer for the Killer Rollbots team, fights her way past members of the SS Rodeo.

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Fawn Hall (in glasses) and her team, SS Rodeo, glides by their opponents, the Killer Rollbots, and slap hands after Hall’s team trounced them in a bout Friday.

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